Samantha Hurst

Mastercard Set to Acquire Identity Verification Platform Ekata For $850 Million

    Mastercard announced on Monday it has acquired digital identity platform Ekata for $850 million. According to Mastercard, Ekata works with global merchants, financial institutions, travel companies, marketplaces, and digital currency platforms. It notably uses insights to deliver unique scores, data attributes and risk… Read More

Overfunding: Travel, Media, & Lifestyle Platform Much Better Adventures Quickly Surpasses £800,000 Funding Target Through Latest Seedrs Campaign

  Less than two years after raising more than £1.2 million through its previous Seedrs campaign, Much Better Adventures, a UK-based traveling platform, has returned to the equity crowdfunding platform and has quickly surpassed its £800,000 funding target. The funding round has already attracted nearly 725 Seedrs… Read More

U.S. Insurtech Versured Launches Commercial & Life Insurance

    Versured, a U.S.-based insurtech, announced on Monday the launch of its commercial and life insurance. Founded in 2019, Versured stated it was built on a foundation of trusted brokerage partners with broad insights and experiences. Our core value of trust has remained central to… Read More

Milestone: Diginex’s Crypto Exchange EQUOS Trade Volume Crosses $1 Billion For April Month-to-Date

    Diginex Limited, a digital assets financial services company, announced on Monday a record total volumes of over $1 billion in April month to date through its crypto exchange EQUOS, with average daily volumes during the period increased over three times compared to average daily volumes… Read More

U.S. Insurtech Zywave Acquires Risk Management Solutions Provider Enquiron

    U.S. insurtech Zywave recently announced it has acquired Enquiron, a provider of risk management and consultative business solutions. Zywave reported that with the combination of its existing portfolio of solutions, the acquisition reinforces its “leadership” position in these markets. Founded in 1996, Enquiron… Read More

BitGo Announces Acquisition of Financial Platform Lumina; Unveils Wallet Platform “BitGo Portfolio & BitGo Tax”

BitGo, a digital asset financial services provider, recently announced it has acquired Lumina, a financial platform for managing digital assets. BitGo reported that with the acquisition, it introduced its next-generation wallet platform: BitGo Portfolio: Clients can now bring data from any exchange or wallet into a single dashboard… Read More

UK’s White Peak Distillery Raises More Than £1.14 Million Through Crowdcube Round

  White Peak Distillery, a distillery based in the Peak District region, has raised more than £1.14 million through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. The funding round, which originally sought to raise £500,000, has so far attracted nearly 800 Crowdcube investors. Founded in 2016, White Peak Distillery… Read More

Stripe launches “Stripe Issuing” in Europe

U.S.-based fintech Stripe announced on Monday it is launching Stripe Issuing in Europe. The feature will be available in 20 countries across the continent, including  Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain,… Read More

Update: Aspiring “Crypto-Bank” Crypterium’s Equity Crowdfunding Campaign Raises More Than €2.4 Million During the Final Days on Seedrs

  Estonia-based aspiring “crypto-bank” Crypterium has secured more than €2.4 million through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. The funding round, which is set to close later this week, originally sought to raise a minimum of €1 million and has already attracted 2,000 Seedrs investors. As previously reported,… Read More

Hybrid Investment Platform Upper90 Secures $55 Million in Equity Funding Focused on E-Commerce Companies

Upper90, a U.S.-based hybrid investment platform, recently announced it raised $55 million in equity funds, which are dedicated to e-commerce businesses. According to Upper90, the new fund will invest equity in approximately 15 e-commerce companies with an emphasis on businesses that are acting as digital franchisors… Read More

Online Student Loan Lender Earnest Appoints David Green as New CEO

    U.S.-based online student loan lender Earnest announced on Friday it has appointed David Green as its new CEO, as Susan Ehrlich, the company’s CEO since 2018, steps down to retire. The lending platform reported that Green has held many roles with the company over the… Read More

Liquid Announces Support of Instant USD Settlement on Silvergate Exchange Network

Cryptocurrency exchange platform Liquid announced on Sunday it is working with Silvergate Bank to support instant USD settlement on an internal settlement platform, the Silvergate Exchange Network (SEN). Liquid reported it has completed integration with SEN that will allow Liquid users to deposit and withdraw… Read More

Digital Payments Platform Transcard Announces UK Entity

    Transcard, a U.S.-based digital payments platform, announced on Friday the launch of its business entity in the UK. Founded in 2012, Transcard describes itself as a SaaS funds disbursement and management platform that takes regulatory, time and cost burdens off payers while providing payees… Read More

U.S. Car Insurance Platform Clearcover Secures $200 Million Through Series D Funding Round Led By Eldridge

  Clearcover, a U.S.-based car insurance platform, announced earlier this week it secured $200 million through its Series D funding round, which was led by Eldridge, with participation from American Family Ventures, Cox Enterprises, and OMERS Ventures. Founded in 2016, Clearcover describes itself as the… Read More

Global Payment Tech Nuvei Acquires Gaming Payments Platform Mazooma

  Nuvei, a global payment technology provider based in Canada, announced on Friday it is set to acquire Mazooma Technical Services Inc. a U.S.-based focused gaming and sports wagering payment technology provider for approximately $56 million, plus additional consideration subject to the achievement of specific… Read More

Coinsquare Completes Closing of Strategic Investment By Mogo

CoinSquare, a Canadian digital asset exchange, announced on Friday the closing of the previously announced strategic investment in Coinsquare by Mogo Inc. (NASDAQ:MOGO) (TSX: MOGO), a digital payments and fintech company. Coinsquare reported that per the investment agreement, Mogo has acquired a 19.99% ownership interest for… Read More

NatWest Announces Relaunch of Enterprise Program

  UK banking group NatWest announced on Thursday the relaunch of its Enterprise program to boost support for scale-up businesses along with climate, fintech, and B-Corp-focused businesses. NatWest revealed that the relaunch follows recent findings from the bank’s report into SME recovery in the UK,… Read More

Welsh Payment Platform Yoelle Receives Investment From Banking Group Hodge

  Yoello, a Welsh digital payments platform, announced on Thursday it received an investment from banking group Hodge to accelerate the growth and development of its mobile payments/banking platform. Founded in 2015, Yoello describes itself as a payment platform aiming to disrupt the existing payment system by… Read More

U.S. Fintech Routable Scores $30 Million Through Series B Investment Round

  Routable, a U.S.-based fintech startup,  announced on Thursday it raised $30 million through its Series B investment round, which was led by Sam Altman, CEO of Open AI and former president of Y Combinator, and Jack Altman, CEO of Lattice, with participation from Flexport as… Read More

Credit Karma Joins Forces With Bud’s Open Banking to Help UK Members With Financial Products & Assistance With Smart Money Decisions

  Credit Karma announced on Friday it has partnered with Bud in a move to provide Open Banking access and smarter services to its members in the UK. Credit Karma reported it provides customers in the UK with one of the most advanced and personalized… Read More

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